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Lecture and booksigning by Shawn Wong, author of American Knees

Shawn Wong is the author of the award-winning novel Homebase (1979) and an editor of several anthologies of Asian American literature, including Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers and The Big Aiiieeeee!. He is a professor of English and the former director of the University Honors Program at the University of Washington.

Conceived as a cultural response to Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club, Wong’s American Knees (1995, repr. 2005) features groudbreaking depictions of an unapologetically sexy Asian American man and three complex women. The book humorously chronicles the romantic chapters in the life of Raymond Ding, a Chinese American university administrator who first marries and divorces the perfect Chinese American wife, dates and breaks up with a Hapa (bi-racial) younger woman, and gets involved with a Vietnamese American co-worker haunted by memories of the war.

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